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    November 22, 2012
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of course the temperatures outside, much chillier to begin the day. 30s and 40s. >> hopefully the cars will be at the show not on the road. it should be very "holiday light." we'll have the morning commute coming up. we all know about black friday. of course, that's tomorrow the day after thanksgiving. so why is cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington life outside a kmart store in san mateo this morning? if you ask, that's because the store opens if you can believe it in less than an hour, elissa. >> reporter: that's right. and we already have a long line that wraps all the way around the building at the kmart in san mateo. black friday is coming a day early. so the store opens at 6 a.m. with those door buster deals. and some people have been out here since last night. let's talk to the first person in line here what time did you get here? >> about 10:00. >> about 10:00 last night. you must be here for some specific items. what are you shopping for? >> for a big tv. >> reporter: for a big tv? just to let people know, one of
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the hot items is a 42" plasma tv for 199.99 down from almost $500. so let's chat with other people in line. i want to let you know it's about 48 degrees out here. but it feels a lot colder and you can see people bundled up. let's talk to you. i see you have your jacket and your gloves. what's it been like waiting? >> it's been fun. we have met a lot of nice people tonight. it's been a good time. but it's cold. >> reporter: is it worth it? >> absolutely. yes. it's a lot of fun. >> reporter: thank you so much. again, the store opens at 6 a.m. it goes until 4 p.m. then it reopened tonight at 8 p.m. with even more deals. back to you. >> you have to love the fact that they hand out chairs at kmart. you can sit. some people are spending thanksgiving waiting in line we just saw for post-thanksgiving retail sales. these are people outside best buy in pleasant hill. some have been there for days now and this scene is playing out in stores all across the
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bay area. the question is, why? >> uhm....... because they were holding a sale on the television. and -- >> everybody wants a tv. some retail chains are actually opening tonight even before everyone's turkey settles and, of course, kmart is opening in about an hour and a half from now. here's a look at some of the stores. sears, toys 'r us and walmart plan to open at 8 p.m. target will open up at 9:00. locally two malls will open at midnight thanksgiving night for the first time ever. they are the valley fair in san jose and santa clara, and stoneridge shopping center down in pleasanton. we have you covered on the best money saving tips for this black friday. you can check out cbssf.com/black friday. there is a holiday backlash from employees at walmart. [ chanting ] >> dozens of pro union protestors rallied at this
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oakland walmart yesterday. similar rallies are planned for tonight and tomorrow. walmart is nonunion. these protestors say the company thrives bidenning their workers a living -- by denying their workers a living inning what. walmart has asked the national labor relations board to stop the rally but a decision probably won't come in time. a man accused in a deadly crime spree that included shooting a police officer now says he is sorry. jonathan wilbanks walked into court yesterday. police are still looking for his accomplice in last friday's rampage. officers say they are behind an armed robbery spree that left one man dead. a police officer was wounded in that shootout. wilbanks' attorney says his client is extremely remorseful. but that may not help his case. >> the murder of rory parkpettiford that potentially is a life without the possibility of parole or a death penalty charge. so there is not much more you can do to somebody after that. but the attempted murder of a police officer is a life
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offense in itself. >> despite a $20,000 reward and an all-out manhunt, the second suspect is still on the run. well, oakland pd have another murder to solve. officers got the call to an east oakland address around 9:30 last night. they went to hilton street near seminary avenue where they found a male victim who had been shot at least once. he was pronounced dead at the scene. there are no suspects. a shooting shut down westbound lanes of 580 last night. two cars were found with bullets near seminary exit. there was no one in either car and police have not found anyone wounded in the gunfire. between the two cars, the freeway was completely closed for two hours as the police were investigating. after 8 days of deadly attacks in the middle east, a cease-fire is now in effect for israel and hamas in gaza. but as susan mcginnis reports, more work needs to be done if
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the truce is going to last. reporter: shops are re- opening and clean-up is under way in gaza. the city suffered massive damage during a bloody eight- day rocket war between israel and hamas. under the cease-fire agreement, hamas promises to stop firing rockets. israel says it will end air strikes and will ease border restrictions that have stifled gaza's economy for years. israeli troops that had been poised for a possible ground war pulled back this morning. in tel aviv, most israelis were also happy to hear the news. >> i would like to believe that not fighting will always do more good than fighting. but i'm very happy to hear that. >> reporter: egypt's new islamist government was the driving force behind the negotiations to end the conflict with diplomatic help from secretary of state hillary clinton. clinton spent two days shuttling between jerusalem, the west bank and cairo. >> people of this region deserve the chance to live free
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from fear and violence and today's agreement is a step in the right direction. >> reporter: clinton expects egypt to play a key role in maintaining peace. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. the woman of who has taken a lot of heat in the aftermath of the benghazi attack is now defending herself. yeah. for weeks, u.n. ambassador susan rice has been attacked by senator john mccain for participating in what he described as a cover-up. >> this president and this administration have either been guilty of colossal incompetence or engaged in a cover-up. >> mccain says rice made misleading comments in the days immediately following the benghazi attack in libya. rice is being considered for secretary of state. some republican senators have vowed to block her nomination. she spoke publicly about the controversy finally yesterday. >> when discussing the attacks
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against our facilities in benghazi, i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. everyone, particularly the intelligence community, has worked in good faith to provide the best assessment based on the information available. let me just end by saying, i knew chris stevens. i worked closely with him and had the privilege of doing so as we tried together as a government to free the libyan people from the tyranny of qaddafi. he was a valued colleague and his loss and that of his three colleagues is a massive tragedy for all of us who serve in the u.s. government and for all the american people. let me be very clear, i have great respect for senator mccain and his service to our country. i always have and i always will. i do think that some of the
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statements he has made about me have been unfounded. but i look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him. thank you very much. >> that is u.s. ambassador susan -- or u.n. ambassador susan rice. 4:38 right now. i think we should check in with lawrence. >> i know. he is hanging out at the auto show. lots of cool cars behind him. >> reporter: good morning. what is thanksgiving more than going to the auto show and seeing all these cars! [ laughter ] >> reporter: we have hundreds of cars here. folks, you know what? this is amazing. literally every kind of car you can think of the latest and the greatest all the new technology, all the new really slick fancy cars. we are going to be showing you those throughout the morning. so you're going to want to stick with us. in the meantime the weather, what a change from yesterday. of course, it was very wet yesterday early on. but now we started to clear out the skies. we have some patchy fog showing up in the valleys, some 30s and 40s around much of the bay area. 50s into san francisco. but i think overall, it looks
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like we are going to see some pretty decent weather outside. i think we're expecting some fairly nice conditions throughout the day today. and it looks like pretty good day to get around the bay area. so as we head to the afternoon, we're expecting lots of sunshine. those temperatures into the 60s outside in many spots again. so some beautiful weather around the bay area toward the latter part of the day and it will stay dry and it looks like it is going to stay nice and dry for some tim to come. we'll have more on the car show in a few minutes. let's check the roads with gianna. >> not a lot of people are on the roads so if you are going to visit family for this thanksgiving you're in light traffic, very quiet. here's the bay bridge and you can see just a few cars crews there is towards the pay gates but overall an easy drive into san francisco. no delays as you work your way out of san francisco into oakland. we have a couple of minor fender-benders out there. earlier one near the golden gate bridge cleared up quickly. also eastbound highway 4 headed into antioch is over to the
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right shoulder. not really causing a snag. eastbound 580 right at 80 we have reports of a trouble spot there off to the side but again it is very quiet. so things are moving along smoothly there. that's a look at your morning drive. back to you guys. >> that would be thanksgiving light. >> absolutely. >> thank you. uncle sam spider-man and dozens of other famous characters are ready to roll in the macy's thanksgiving day parade in new york city. we have live pictures over the parade route. this year there are special seats for families hit hard by superstorm sandy just three weeks ago. we'll have more than 50 balloons, 2800 floats, 1600 cheerleaders and 11 marching bands and, of course, you can watch the parade here on cbs 5 starting at 1:00 this afternoon. who is that? hello kitty? >> that's hello kitty looks like in a little plane. i love this parade. well, time now is 4:41. more than half a million californians are on the verge of a huge spike in their health insurance premiums. >> and that's not all. why that's just the beginning of the pain for anthem blue cross customers.
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we'll have the latest. >> he was the person i needed when i felt like my whole world had disappeared. [ crying ] >> he helped her in her hour of need and then he vanished. one woman's quest to thank her highway hero. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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why is it that the most impressive technology often comes with a set of equally impressive instructions ? shouldn't something that's truly advanced, not need much explanation at all ?
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with the nokia lumia 822 on verizon, there's not much to learn because it's powered by windows... to let you do more than you ever imagined on your smartphone. exclusively with data sense-- a feature that makes the most of your plan. only on verizon. run into trouble cooking thr thanksgiving feast. menlo pk it's the emergency call firefighters know they are going to get. someone will run into trouble cooking their thanksgiving feast today. menlo park fire crews demonstrated the dangers of using turkey deep fryers. the real trouble happens when people overfill the oil and drop in the turkey especially if it has a little water on it, causes problems. >> that is dangerous. but deep fried turkey? >> it's yum! >> very good. the most common causes of house fires are cook and as you moot imagine, it doubles over the holidays as you might imagine. what's your favorite thanksgiving day tradition? comment on facebook or twitter,
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or email us at mornings@cbs5.com and we may share them on air later this morning. mine is always just eating. >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> eating lots of food. >> we all do that. a holiday tradition in san francisco the annual thanksgiving feast at glide memorial church. hundreds of volunteer workers have been working to put food on the table with media. ken bastida in mobile5 talked about cecil williams about the preparations. >> we are going to cook 300 turkeys, 200 happens, dressing, you have to have gravy and turkey with the dressing and vegetable and dessert. >> this morning, glide will be serving breakfast and the tradition thanksgiving dinner will be put on the table this afternoon. 4:45. how about mr. lawrence karnow? he is over at the auto show.
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looks like he has a new ride. >> reporter: hey, guys. just pulled in here. just getting out of my car. what do you think about this, guys? not a bad ride huh? this is the mercedes sls what a fantastic car! this looks like the batmobile! >> lawrence, you cannot get out of a car like that the way you just did. [ laughter ] >> is that right? did you see my back? >> yeah. >> you have to be cooler about it. >> reporter: you can do whatever you want in a car like this. this is just a fantastic automobile. you can't see it but you know what? the speedometer up to 240 miles an hour. and now, we have that need for speed here in the morning. at the auto show, you're going to see so many different unique fun cars. not only slick cars like this mercedes but you're going to see the chevy volt, the leaf, a lot of the new technology that's being used in many of these cars here at the auto show. there's some 600-plus cars out here so hundreds of cars to see and you would think on thanksgiving maybe folks stay home? but apparently tens of
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thousands of people will start coming through the car show today. in fact, you're looking at people coming in starting at 10:00 this morning and this runs until 10:00 tonight and right through the weekend. so if you want to come out and go for a little walk before you worry about the turkey dinner you're going to have to inhale a little bit later on today, this is a good place to do it. not a bad place to also go for a walk in san francisco. plenty of places to park on a day like today and you have a great car show you can check out all this really neat technology. as we're expecting to see changes for the weather today, it's much cooler to start. no rain and we have a couple of patches of valley fog so watch out for that. we are going to see lots of weather in the afternoon. high pressure building in bringing many of those temperatures up well into the 60s. high pressure taking over it will continue to bring more sunshine not only today but for
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the coming days as that ridge sits overhead. temperatures going to be soaring up into the 60s in many spots. i think as we head in toward the next couple of days, we are going to enjoy lots of sunshine, probably some 70s in some of the valleys. and some beautiful weather. and then it looks like it is going to hold nice and dry through the first part of the next week starting to get a hint of some cooler temperatures and maybe some rain coming up as we head in toward the middle of next week. but guys, look at this. oh, yeah! now, this is one fine automobile! i like this. back to you guys. >> thank you. >> i might put that on my christmas list, just sayin. 580/680 traffic very light this morning not a lot of folks on the road. most of the traffic was yesterday as folks headed out of time for this holiday weekend so you're easy-going on
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the 680. to the san mateo bridge, also very light, not a lot of cars on the road. look at that. not a lot going on there so good news all around. back to you guys. thank you, gianna. 4:48 now. people in the oakland hills neighborhood are taking high- tech crime-fighting to the next level. there are the typical warning signs for criminals and security cameras visible on porches of homes but what's not visible is a coop organized in the neighborhood. the man who created neighborhood guard says thousands of others have expressed interest in joining. >> i think this is not going to solve all our problems. i do think this will make us more safe. >> the cameras have already helped. for example, they record images of a hit-and-run and a man prowling the neighborhood at 2 a.m. about the time that someone broke into nearby cars. the images and information are turned over to police.
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a woman is engaged in a manhunt of sorts in the east bay. she is trying to find the mystery man who helped her when she crashed her car on highway 4. the scary accident. teresa's car flipped twice over a guardrail and right into oncoming traffic. she says that that's when a good samaritan rushed to her rescue. she remembers he was wearing military fatigues and knew what to do in an emergency. >> he turned to the front of me and talked to me and did a quick physical exam to make sure i could feel, make sure my hips weren't broken, made sure my spine was intact. and he just talked to me and kept me calm when i felt like i was going to pass out when i was hyper vent lating and really just not sure what was going on. >> he stayed with her until they put her in an ambulance, then he was gone. brill is hoping the police report will include the man's name so she can thank him. 4:50 now. hundreds of thousands of californians could see a jump in their medical insurance payments and there's not much they or state officials can really do about it.
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cbs 5 reporter grace lee tells us about one couple who is already feeling the punch. >> there in the mail was an anthem envelope with information about the plan. >> reporter: inside it was bad news for jan a local pediatrician. her individual anthem blue cross insurance premium is about to go up nearly 25%. that's an extra $296 per month just for her. her husband's rates will also hike up about 24% meaning together they will pay an extra $528 a month starting in february on top of what they're already paying. >> a 25% increase, i felt like i had been kicked in the stomach. i could hardly eat. i couldn't sleep. >> reporter: we asked blue cross why the sudden change. the spokesman said a rate adjustment is necessary to cover increasing medical costs and ensure the viability of our individual business. >> i found myself at midnight
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last night asking the question, why isn't the insurance commissioner protecting us? why aren't we getting help with this? >> reporter: the state insurance commission dave jones says he wants the power to stop unreasonable rate increases but right now, he does not have the authority over insurance companies. >> consumers who buy their policies in the individual market have seen double-digit rate increases year after year. >> reporter: commissioner jones says he has tried to get the veto power to prevent excessive rate increases. he has tried in the state legislature for six years and it has failed every time. it's one of the reasons why he has qualified a ballot initiative but that won't go to the voters until 2014. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. 'tis the season for stolen holiday displays. the kidnapping of stuffed penguins in san jose, next. >> and giving a helping hand to the victims of superstorm sandy. their early thanksgiving feast. coming your way. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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we are looking at very nice weather on this thanksgiving. dry weather some 60s into the afternoon. will that continue for the rest of the weekend too? we'll talk about that coming up. >> we're cruising along on the freeways this morning. if you are taking mass transit, though, be advised holiday schedules are in force today. and no ace train service. so just a heads up. check before you head out. back to you guys >> thank you. 4:54 now on thanksgiving morning. an 18 year christmas tradition stolen in downtown san jose. four stuffed penguins seen here were taken from the christmas in the park display. someone slipped past security last week and tore the penguins from their custom-made
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parachutes there. christmas in the park is a free event put on by a none of profit. the event suffered major budget cuts last year so replacing the penguins will be costly. >> i think it's horrible! and they shouldn't be allowed here. stealing it from kids, this is the spirit of the holidays. i can't believe somebody would do that. >> one of the penguins was found ditched behind a nearby building. replacements have been ordered. christmas in the park opens tomorrow at the plaza de cesar chavez. a community still recovering from superstorm sandy is helping neighbors in need. a school principal in new york came up with the idea to raise money to provide this feast to students and their families. they say they won't be eating turkey today, instead they will be cleaning up from the storm. so many of them they enjoyed their thanksgiving meal early. >> i'm very thankful right now. i'm just thankful that we have
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this. >> a warm meal. >> a warm meal. >> emotional there. some new yorkers still have no heat and a few just got their power back. >> over three weeks. amazing. today's thanksgiving holiday means changes in how we do business and we get around. >> government offices are closed today and most will be closed again tomorrow. banks and post offices have today off, as well. as for public transit, most systems in the bay area are on a holiday schedule today. there's no ferry service today. and ace trains won't run again until monday. it's 4:56. filling up on thanksgiving fixins. they don't have to wreck your waistline. the best holiday dishes that pack a nutritional punch coming up. >> it's a san francisco holiday tradition that brings hundreds of volunteers, a thanksgiving feast for the needy. we'll show you the preparations and what's on the menu coming up. twitter, facebook or at
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be working. who played a key role in the negotiation. - topic two a cease-fire in the middle east appears to be work. who raid in a key role in the negotiations? >> and black friday deals are starting thursday at some stores around the bay area. we'll tell you where to get the great deals and when the stores open. >> reporter: from fast to fashionable too something more mechanical. all the showings at the car show plus your weather coming up. >> if you are hitting the roads this thanksgiving i'll make sure you get there on time. details on traffic in a few minutes. >> thank you. good morning, everyone. it's thursday, november 22. happy thanksgiving! i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. i think lawrence found his